Sometimes, things that are not so real take on the appearance of something that is very real. That is pretty vague, huh? Let me explain. For many reasons, people create copies of things that are so lifelike and realistic, that distinguishing between the copy and the real thing is nearly impossible. Take museums, for example. I recently took a trip down to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In addition to the many original pieces on exhibit in the museum, there are replicas – copies that closely resemble every aspect of the original. Replicas like Phoenix, the 45-foot-long model of the real-life North Atlantic right whale that has been tracked since birth. In addition to being incredibly frightening (those who read the website regularly should be plenty familiar with my contempt for whales) it is incredibly detailed and incredibly realistic. Now, it is apparent that the replica is not a living, breathing whale; but that does not change its unbelievably realistic appearance, which serves the exclusive purpose of education.
People also create replicas in an attempt to pass them off as originals for personal gain. Everyone is likely familiar with the concept of counterfeit currency. Modern counterfeiters are now printing on actual legal tender, which not only gives off an authentic appearance but an authentic feel as well. Of course, I have never been fooled by counterfeit currency. But currency is not the only thing people try to fake. People create fake watches, shoes, clothing, purses and more. If there is a market for an item, there is a market for fakes as well.
Today, Keepshooting.com has one of those products that look and feel just like the real thing – the Beretta 92FS air gun. But this is no knockoff, the Beretta 92FS air gun is exactly that – an air gun. However, it looks and feels like an actual Beretta 92FS pistol. Powered by CO2 (Carbon dioxide) rather than short recoil and a burned propellant, the Beretta 92FS air gun fires .177-caliber (4.5mm) pellets and shares all of the same bells and whistles as its 9mm counterpart. Included with every purchase is one foam-lines plastic case, two 8-shot rotary magazines and a sight adjustment tool.
Pick up your Beretta 92FS air gun today for $199.95.
Beretta 92FS Air Gun
Is there really a reason not to buy the Beretta 92FS air gun? It is manufactured by Umarex and fully licensed by Beretta, meaning you can expect to receive a high-quality air gun. But, as usual, I am ready to provide you with just a bit more persuasive rhetoric in an attempt to have you click “Add to Cart.”
As you may well know, the Beretta 92FS, otherwise known as the Beretta M9, replaced the M1911 as the official sidearm of the United States Armed Forces in 1985. It was adopted in 1985 and officially entered service in 1990 after emerging victorious from a series of trials designed to test its suitability for the field. And even though this air gun is not the real thing, it looks and feels just like the 92FS. It is even semi-automatic. No matter what circumstances may prevent you from purchasing the real thing, one thing is for sure – the 92FS air gun is the next best thing.
Earlier, I rambled on about replicas and their attempts to copy aspects of the original pieces they seek to copy. Well, the Beretta 92FS air gun does an excellent job in that department as it features dimensions that are almost exactly identical to the 92FS. The overall length of the air gun is approximately 8 inches, which includes a 5-inch, rifled steel barrel. Surprisingly, it weighs in at a hefty 2.75 pounds, which presents the feel of an actual pistol. Everything from the forged, aluminum alloy frame and adjustable iron sights to the ambidextrous manual safety and the black polymer grips screams authentic. You will even find the iconic Beretta logo on the grips in addition to the markings found on the slide.
Enough about the similarities between the Beretta 92FS air gun and the Beretta 92FS pistol, it is time for how they differ. As noted, this is an air pistol. It is designed to fire .177-caliber (4.5mm) pellets and is powered by disposable 12-gram CO2 cartridges. The cartridges are loaded into the grip of the gun and provide it with a source of compressed air which acts as a propellant and is released with each pull of the single/double-action trigger. This type of propellant is capable of discharging pellets at up to 425fps. Be advised, though, that Umarex recommends the use of only wad cutter or dome-shaped pellets. The use of pointed pellets could cause cycling issues and may result in a jam.
If you want an air gun, the Beretta 92FS air gun is the one for you. Aside from boasting a look and feel that is nearly identical to an actual Beretta pistol, the 92FS air gun is extremely accurate. There is no doubt in my mind that this air gun is slated to be one of the must-haves for every air gun collector, firearm collector and shooting enthusiast the world over. You may consider it for:
- Air gun collectors
- Firearm collectors
- Pest control
- Recreational shooting (plinking)
- Air gun competitions
- Much more…
Note: Air guns and rifles are, like firearms, not toys. Any misuse or careless use could result in serious injury or death. Any child or person under the age of 18 should be under adult supervision while using an air gun. Prior to use, all materials and instructions that accompany the product should be read carefully. Do not brandish this product in public, as it may be mistaken for an actual firearm and considered a serious crime. Check all local laws and regulations that may prohibit the ownership of this product.